Registration Open For Summer 2019 Vegas CEO Summit

Registration for the CEO Summit at Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market is now open at Additionally, 10 sponsors have been confirmed to date for the executive-level conference for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. The CEO Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30, during Summer Las Vegas Market, which runs July 28 – Aug. 1, 2019.

“Las Vegas Market is delighted to host this one-of-a-kind event during Summer Market,” said Bob Maricich, chief executive officer of International Market Centers. “The CEO Summit offers an unparalleled platform for home and gift leaders to participate in executive-level discussions about the critical issues and opportunities facing the industry today.”

The one-day CEO Summit will include four high-level presentations by some of the nation’s leading minds in global business, innovation and economics. The Honorable Gary F. Locke will present China, the Next Five Years; Dr. Evan A. Feigenbaum will present South East Asia Expert Opinions; Stephen Shapiro will present Innovation for Innovators: Creating a Persuasive Culture of Innovation; and Ben Stein will present Ben Stein on the Economy. The schedule also includes a series of meaningful networking opportunities for participants.

Online registration is now open, with preferential pricing for exhibitors in IMC-owned properties in High Point, Las Vegas and Atlanta. Individuals from non-IMC-exhibiting companies can register for $395; and individuals from IMC-exhibiting properties can register for $295. All retailers can register for $195.

The CEO Summit is co-produced by International Market Centers (IMC) and Eller Enterprises, and sponsored by industry-leading suppliers and sales agencies. To date, ten sponsors are confirmed, with digital marketing supplier Whereoware, sponsoring the breakfast; home furnishings manufacturer AICO/Michael Amini sponsoring the lunch; and gift and home décor manufacturer GiftCraft and sales agency OneCoast both sponsoring breaks. Other general sponsors of the CEO Summit are Brandwise; DEMDACO; DesignWorks Investments; Evergreen Enterprises; GANZ-Midwest CBK; and Grace Management. Additional sponsorships of the CEO Summit are available on a limited basis. For information, contact Randy Eller at or Connie Lineberry at

“We welcome AICO/Michael Amini, DEMDACO, DesignWorks Investments, Evergreen Enterprises and GANZ-Midwest CBK as the latest round of sponsors for the CEO Summit,” said Randy Eller, president of Eller Enterprises. “We are pleased that all 10 of these industry-leading suppliers and sales agencies have signed on to support a program so crucial to the future of the gift and home industries.”

The CEO Summit schedule is as follows:

• 7:45 – 8 a.m. – Conference opens, welcome remarks by Randy Eller and Bob Maricich
• 8 – 9 a.m. – Breakfast/Meet& Greet (Sponsored by Whereoware)
• 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Keynote: The Honorable Gary F. Locke
• 9:45 – 10:15 a.m. – Q&A
• 10:15 – 11 a.m. – Break (Sponsored by OneCoast)
• 11 – 11:45 a.m. – Keynote: Evan Feigenbaum
• 11:45 a.m. – noon – Q&A
• Noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch Buffet (Sponsored by AICO/Michael Amini)
• 1 – 1:45 p.m. – Keynote: Stephen Shapiro
• 1:45 – 2 p.m. – Q&A
• 2 – 2:45 p.m. – Break (Sponsored by GiftCraft)
• 3 – 3:45 p.m. – Keynote: Ben Stein
• 3:45 – 4:15 p.m. – Q&A
• 4:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks
• 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Cocktail Networking Reception

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting 4,300+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market runs July 28 – Aug. 1, 2019. For more information, visit

Author: Sally James

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